Relax…It’s Just Sex

BBB

(out of 5)


Witty independent films about groups of young people trying to cope with modern life are a dime a dozen, but when they’re this enjoyable you can’t begrudge a director for riding a well-worn wave. P.J. Castellaneta has put together a group of very talented actors ( being at the top of the heap) to play an assortment of amiable characters who experience difficult situations but always have each other’s friendship to rely on. The climax of the film is a vicious gay-bashing scene that leads its main victim Vincey () to react very rashly in return. The rest of the film is spent watching the characters trying not to talk about the event and, in doing so, they spend all of their time talking about it. The story never bogs itself down in preachy monologues or pretentious revelations; it’s extremely funny, quick-witted and very touching. is wonderful as a love-lorn lesbian who claims to be so butch she makes Janet Reno look femme.


Forefront Films, Sneak Preview Entertainment

USA, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by P.J. Castellaneta

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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